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Phoenix, AZ
Students enrolled: 500
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6300 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85012

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(602) 274-4866
(602) 512-0383
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July 28, 2015
Favoritism was exhibited by the staff. Some of the students with "behavior issues" were not corrected because of who their parents were.

- submitted by a parent

July 28, 2015
The facilities are fine. The teaching staff did a good job although much of the homework is "busywork". The school does excel at plays and various pageants. The major problem is that many of the parents are attorneys, who like most attorneys, find it difficult to leave their attitudes and personalities at work. An example is an attorney- parent who would invite classmates over for "play dates" but instead was caught giving standardized tests to evaluate how these students did compared with her daughter. If you and your child can thrive in these type of conditions, ASEDS is for you.

- submitted by a parent

December 15, 2014
As a current student that has attended All Saints' for the past 7 years of my life, I believe that the few reviews that there are of this school that are hostile and degrading, are completely uninformed. As a student, I know what it is like going from class to class every day and doing the work that is given. Yes I will agree that All Saints' is not the school for every one, and I have seen students crash and burn, however these students did not have the willingness to put in the work to flourish as I and all my fellow students around me have. If you as a parent are looking for a school that will 1: Prepare your child for high school and give them the best opportunity at getting into some of the top schools in the country, and 2: Allow your child to flourish while being guided with truly experienced teachers that are qualified, able, and undoubtably the most amazing people I have ever met. If you are looking to send your child to Brophy, Xavier, PCDS, or one of the many prestigious boarding schools in the country, All Saints' is the place to enroll.

- submitted by a community member

August 04, 2014
What is a great school? A great school encourages children to grow and discover their talents. A great school prepares children for life not only academically, but emotionally as well. A great school fosters creativity and independent thinking while teaching important fundamentals which are the basics of learning. A great school does all of this in a warm and nurturing environment. If you are looking for a "great school" you have found it at All Saints

- submitted by a community member

December 05, 2013
If you are looking for a school with the "drill and kill" method, then All Saints' is for your child. My daughter went through the middle school there, she loved 5th-7th grade but 8th grade was just a nightmare. She's good with time management and doesn't get stressed out too easily, but in 8th grade All Saint's just crammed everything on to her plate to the point where some days she would come home from school crying. I would have to literally drag her out of the house some days, other days she would tell me she had to wear waterproof mascara to school, because some days she would cry in class. One teacher said to her that "She would rather have my daughter finish her homework rather than sleep" These kid's minds are still developing the need sleep! Going to this school, if you want to be in bed by 10:30 pm, don't expect to hangout with friends after school and don't expect to do extra curricular activities, because your student will be in bed by 1:00 am with all of the homework they are given. It is a stressful environment, the children are "puppets on a string"

- submitted by a parent

July 27, 2011
All Saints has a beautiful tranquil campus and is a wonderful place to nurture young minds.

- submitted by a community member

July 09, 2011
I have two grandchildren that attend this remarkable school. The student to teacher ratio is low, and the caring from the teachers to each student is readily seen and felt. After teaching myself for 30 years in exemplary schools, I can say this is the BEST. The tuition is worth every penny spent. This school motivates high academic achievement, personal leadership skills, and high self esteem. Without a doubt, this school puts God first in its teaching, parent involvement, and teachers' love for their students. A+++ in all areas Special Friend's Day is a day to attend each year!

- submitted by a community member

November 16, 2010
My children have been at All Saints' since Kindergarten. One child is presently in 8th grade and the other is in 5th grade. We have been VERY happy at this school with the teachers and the overall community. The academics have been very strong and comparable to PCDS. It is a wonderful environment that is very non-threatening. The children wear uniforms and it makes it very comfortable for the kids. The heart of the school is in the arts and the performances they have. Each child learns early on to speak in front of the congregation and perform in the annual spring play. The children here are lovely as are the parents.

- submitted by a parent

July 25, 2010
I went to All Saints' for my seventh and eighth grade year and It was by far the best school I have gone to in my life. THey provide excellent financial aid and they are very involved with community. I liked how he classes were split by the level of learning so no one was too far behind or way ahead.

- submitted by a community member
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February 23, 2010
I think this is a terrific school. Two of my grandchildren attend All Saint's. Their knowledge is far above two grandchildren who can only go to the public Madison Meadows Middle School which is sadly lacking in teacher student ratio.

- submitted by a parent

November 29, 2009
I attend all saints and I feel that many parents that gave it negative reviews probably don't have students that are willing to work hard. I went to Phoenix Country Day School and felt that there was no community feeling present. At All saints that is certainly present. Punishment is not a factor to those who do their homework I am glad I go to All Saints!

- submitted by a student

April 10, 2009
We LOVE All Saints'. My two children have had a truly fantastic experience thus far. The schools motto is, 'Smart kids with soul' and we have found this to be the perfect description. The teachers are incredible and the academics are challenging, and it pays off for the kids. The tuition price tag is a bit steep, but I would do anything to keep my kids there!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 20, 2009
Our two daughters have attended since kindergarten and are now in 7th and 5th grade. They have thrived here , being challenged intellectually, developing artistically, and learning about service and giving back. The parent community is amazing being comprised not only of successful people but parents who devote time to their kids and school to make it succeed.Driving this is the Episopalian ethos which welcomes all faiths, fosters acceptance of diversity, and insists on the the centrality of religion and morality. Especially in the upper grades there is an emphasis on community service including St Mary's Food Bank, Andre House to serve meals to the homeless, and a carnival for the United Methodist Outreach Ministry- an apartment complpex for the temporarily homeless---just to name a few that my daughter has served. There is a broad sports and arts program. But mostly it is about a community .

- submitted by a parent

March 02, 2009
I learned in first grade what All Saint s is all about. My child came home sharing that he was nervous about a musical performance. I emailed the music teacher to let her know. That afternoon I asked if he was still nervous. He explained that Mrs. Humpage told him he had butterflies and that even though it felt uncomfortable she hoped that those butterflies would never fully go away because they showed he cared about his performance. The question is not if your child will benefit from an ASEDS education but more for parents. If you need your child in an environment where they breeze through, always receive an A and are able to complete homework during class this may not be the right place. However, if you believe that greatness requires hard work and is sometimes even a bit uncomfortable than I would take a look at ASEDS.

- submitted by a parent

February 23, 2009
We have been very happy at this school. My two children enjoy the school. They are happy to go each day. We have been there two years and have not found the homework overwhelming by any means. The tuition is a bit expensive, but not as much as some of the other private schools in Phoenix. I have found the teachers to be very involved with the children (15 or less in each class). The children are encouraged to value each other's differences. The school has a fairly diverse population. Because it is an Episcopal School, it is very accepting of other religions, races and lifestyles. I think this is the best part about the place! They are very involved with outreach and have projects for helping others throughout the school year. Many times, I hear that All Saints' graduates are the best prepared for high school.

- submitted by a parent
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February 10, 2009
My child is in her fourth year at the School. The arts & music programs are outstanding! Each year there is a special event that showcases the fine arts department. Each child's art is displayed and each grade level performs a musical number that demonstrates what they are learning in music class - how to read music, follow a director, tone, pitch, etc. Amazing what even the youngest students can do. In the spring, grades 1-6 each have a musical where every child has a speaking part, and either a solo or part of an ensemble. The other 'specials' - science, computers, religion, library, Spanish, and PE are excellent. I like the small class sizes (16 students per section). Very involved parents group. Good community to be a part of. Strong academics. Could be more diverse (economically and ethnic/racially).

- submitted by a parent

February 10, 2009
Excellent teachers, parent involvement. Teachers able to adapt curriculum to student need. Psychologist on staff to help with middle school changes

- submitted by a parent

October 20, 2008
Without a doubt, the students are, as a group, much brighter than average kids, which makes the school a better choice for gifted students. But at All Saints', with giftedness comes an overweening sense of entitlement, and, unfortunately, not much of a sense of obligation to give back. (Just look at the July 27th poster's arrogation of the 'track to endless success' resulting from his spending a four years at the school!) About a third of the teachers are excellent--the best in Phoenix. The rest are super-annuated and should retire. Generally, with a very few exceptions, teachers make no apparent effort to impress upon their students the teaching of St. Paul that 'of whom much is given, much is expected.' Nor do they teach, as Jesus did, that 'the last shall be first.' To the contrary, aggressive self-service is, de facto, the All Saints' Way.

- submitted by a parent

October 01, 2008
As a response to the post of July 17, i respectfully disagree. I've found the teachers to be very creative and helpful in addressing discipline issues, and seek solutions that address the root cause of acting out, rather than senseless punishments. The small class sizes allow teachers to provide individual attention to accommodate students' needs, and while the school is geared toward those who don't struggle academically, it also seeks to give students the tools they need to do well.

- submitted by a parent

July 27, 2008
I graduated from All Saints' this past spring. All Saints' provided me a strong foundation from which I know I will build on as I receive the best education. All Saints' taught me so much as a student. I know for a fact that I would not be on this track to endless success if I had not been educated by the amazing faculty. I absolutely love this school and I would recommend it to any parent with bright and gifted children. I started my journey at All Saints' in the fifth grade, which is an excellent place to begin. Each class was structured to fit each student's needs. Today, I can say that I am proud to be an alumna of this encouraging, motivating, and stimulating school.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
July 17, 2008
I couldn't agree more with the post submitted on July 11, 2007. The teaching methods are archaic and they are especially severe with 5 and 6 year old boys. The teachers run the school and they prefer to have older boys entering so they do not have to deal with anyone who doesn't want to sit in their seat for repetitive drills. In fact, kindergarten and preschool retention is a common 'suggestion' notwithstanding the clinical data showing the negative impacts of such retention. If your young child is academically advanced or gifted (and this is hard to tell as you are just entering school) this is not the place for them as they will be bored with the routine and bristle at the constant discipline for such 'major' infractions as not sitting still in circle or whispering in chapel. The administration's philosphy is 'get on board or go elsewhere.'

- submitted by a parent

January 27, 2008
Wow! What a great school! My son has attended 2 other private schools in the valley (starting with a 3 year olds program) & All Saints is the best! The academics are challenging & traditional, which is really what our son needs. All Saints has a wonderful reputation & it does indeed live up to it!

- submitted by a parent

November 17, 2007
my son went here during the summer. He is 4 years old. They told him if he did not play this game then he would be sent to the principle's office. This school is high pressure and too strict.

- submitted by a parent

November 09, 2007
The tuition can be a stretch for those who aren't independently wealthy, but there is a generous financial aid policy (believe me, I know) and while I expect a lot for my investment, I have been absolutely delighted with the attentiveness and excellence of the teaching staff. The parents association is almost absurdly active, which can be a little umm, intimidating for anyone who has a full-time job and can't devote 40 hours a week to organizing fundraisers, but the association really does a lot of things for the school that wouldn't happen otherwise and definitely improves the quality of the experience for the kids. The student body is lily white with a few exceptions, but the administration is making honest (and effective) efforts to increase diversity through recruiting.

- submitted by a parent

October 22, 2007
Great school, challenging curriculum and discipline is enforced which is necessary to learn. Not for the average or below average kid.

- submitted by a teacher

August 01, 2007
My son attended summer camp here in the Summer of 2006 for a few weeks. During his second session, the teacher 'lost' my son in a class of about 6-8. I pulled into the parking lot to pick up my child and he was standing there all by himself. I do not recommend this school to anyone. The feeling of panic that took over me as to how and why my child was without supervision has made me much more cautious about who will teach my children everything from gymnastics to art.

- submitted by a parent

July 18, 2007
This is a traditional school with a fairly structured curriculum and an emphasis on teaching students organizational and study skills that they will need to successfully pursue higher education. Although some departments are stronger than others, there are dedicated, caring and skillful teachers in all grades. The homework load tends to be on the heavy side. Our child could be characterized as being somewhat outside the box and we have found, almost without exception, that his teachers were willing and able to work creatively with him to help him achieve academic success. There are strong music, art and sports programs, but perhaps not as many other extracurricular activities as there could be. Parent involvement is high. In general it's a caring community that is fairly inclusive considering the parent population.

- submitted by a parent

July 11, 2007
The academic programs are excellent although the teaching methods are archaic. Several teachers have not varied their class curriculum in more than a decade. There is an over emphasis on drill and kill. Very little respect is given to the divergent thinker. The school is a nightmare for any child who is a creative learner. The math program is weak - many of the children ar forced to remediate before high school. There is a great degree of parental involvemet. The spanish program is fabulous. Children will achieve near fluency before eighth grade gradution. The teachers can be cruel to children who do not fit their view of the ideal student. Discipline is arbitraty and punitive - the focus is on punishing, not teaching. Oeruse of threats and retaliation by teachers. A great school for a child who exists well within 'the box'.

- submitted by a parent

September 30, 2005
Excellent academic program with all the extras...art, music, spanish, technology, atheltics and religion.

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September 01, 2005
I am quite impressed with the level of parental involvement. As a 'outreach ministry' of the Episcopal church, I feel a sense of community within the school and I have been asked to become involved in the school.

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February 08, 2005
The quality of academic program is very good. My child is very happy in the program. The school is increasing the tuition way too much with no valid reasons. Not happy about that at all. Music and art programs are available. The level of parent involvement is excellent. safe environment.

- submitted by a parent

May 24, 2004
A great school, with an emphasis on christian teachings and philosophy.

- submitted by a parent

November 14, 2003
All Saints is a wonderful school. The educational community is bolstered by parental support, terrific, well-qualified teachers which display and interest in all students and encourage students to reach their potential. High moral principles are emphasized with an academially sound, well rounded student produced as a result of their efforts. All Saints provided my son with an education that prepared for him for college at the age of 16.

- submitted by a parent

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All Saints Episcopal Day School
6300 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ  85012
(602) 274-4866
Last modified All Saints Episcopal Day School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
All Saints Episcopal Day School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top